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17/10/14 - Trafficking in human beings 2010-2014: eradicating the slave trade

To mark the 8th EU Anti-trafficking day on 18 October 2014, the European Commission is taking stock of all coordinated efforts which have been made during the 2010-2014 European Commission mandate towards the goal of eradicating human trafficking.

16/10/14 - World Food Day: Joint statement by Commissioners Andris Piebalgs (Development aid) and Kristalina Georgieva (Humanitarian aid)

Today's World Food Day is an opportunity to reflect on how European Union aid is alleviating the world's greatest solvable problem: hunger. As we are about to pass on the work on humanitarian aid and development to the next European Commission, it is time to take stock of what we have achieved and what remains to be done.

25/09/14 - 14/10/14 - Public consultation on a possible extension of geographical indication protection of the European Union to non-agricultural products

This public consultation is part of the European Commission’s evaluation of the opportunity and feasibility of the extension of the Geographical indication (GI) protection at European Union (EU) level for non-agricultural products. Stakeholders are invited to reply the questions contained in the Green paper and to share their views on the areas identified in the document.